Emma is Keypath’s Director of Instructional Design – a cool title that means she works with a team of Instructional Designers and Developers to partner with academic colleagues to deliver world class, accessible online learning, available across the globe. She’s go-go-go, keeping up to date with the best practices in online learning, helping partners to envisage the possibilities that it offers for them and their students, and contributing to the growth and culture of the Keypath UK office.
- University of Leicester, MSc Occupational Psychology with Distinction
- University of Edinburgh, MSc E-Learning with Distinction
- University of Nottingham, BSc Psychology, II (i)
"I’m an eternal optimist and think that together we can achieve pretty much anything."
What do you bring to Keypath as Director of Instructional Design?
A passion for education and learning. I have experience teaching every age group of learners right through from primary school students to professors. This brings me a good understanding of how people learn (in many different ways) and how we can build on this to create excellent learning opportunities. I also like to think I bring enthusiasm: I’m an eternal optimist and think that together we can achieve pretty much anything.
How do you measure your success?
I measure success by looking around me, at my colleagues, our partners and the students enrolled in our courses and hearing from them. I am not only interested in whether people are meeting their goals, but also in helping ensure they are the right goals. I think that it is about working collaboratively to get the most out of the journey towards success, and taking every opportunity to learn.
What’s the one hobby you couldn’t live without?
It’s so hard to pick just one hobby, as there are two pastimes that I can’t live without. The first is running: I started about three years ago. I’m still a slow and steady runner but I love being outdoors in the countryside, the mental space it gives me to reflect and how I can challenge myself to improve and get fitter. The second is making things: I simply love the chance to be creative. My usual choices are baking and making jewellery, but given the chance I’ll try any new craft.